Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Saturday maintained his unbeaten record as he defeated Ernest Amuzu from Ghana by unanimous decision in the Rajasthan Rumble fight in front of a packed Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur.
Vijender, who didn’t have the ideal preparation coming into this bout, didn’t need to go all out throughout the fight as Amuzu proved to be no match in front of the Haryana boxer’s power and reach.
This was Vijender’s second fight against an African boxer. He faced Francis Cheka from Tanzania last year in December and won the bout through technical knockout in the third round.
The 31-year-old obviously had the advantage of a longer reach over Amuzu and he used it to full effect.
Vijender usually takes the first couple of rounds to size up his opponent and he did exactly that against Amuzu and till about the fourth round kept landing punches to stay ahead in the judges scorecards.
But it was from the fifth round that Vijender started his onslaught on Amuzu landing one blow after another on the Ghana boxer’s face and body with equal affect.
Amuzu, who has never been knocked out in his career, started to wobble by the sixth round but somehow managed to stay on his feet and lasted the next four rounds but by then everybody knew what the outcome of the fight is going to be.
Amuzu was then just trying to delay the inevitable as Vijender kept on landing heavy blows.
In the final round it seemed like Vijender had pulled up a muscle as he held back on his attack and just concentrated on his defense because he knew that he was way ahead in the scoresheets.
As the bell rang in the final round Vijender shook hands with his opponent, raised his hands and went back to his corner.
Moments later the presenter read out the scores as all three judges ruled in favour of Vijender with Amuzu recording his third career defeat.
Four fights took place before Vijender’s main bout against Amuzu. Dharmendra Grewal beats Harsh Nagar by Technical Knockout (TKO) in the first bout in cruiserweight category.
Kuldeep Dhanda then defeated Fateh Singh by unanimous decision in the lightweight bout.